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: News Briefing

: Country Dances

by Mozart, Dvorak and Brahms: records
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead with MIKE WOOLDRIDGE
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR JOHN MCCULLAGH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day (Brian Redhead introduces Rocket 150, 4.50 pm BBC2)


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Fr John McCullagh
Read By: John Marsh
Introduces: Brian Redhead

: The Week on 4

with Laurie MacMillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: The Best of Myles

Five selections by ERIC EWENS
Read by Jim Norton (1)
Myles na Gopaleen ' was the name Flann O'Brien adopted for Cruiskeen Lawn. the column he wrote for the Irish Times. Jn it he first introduced to the world such immortal comic creations as The Brother, The Plain People of Ireland and, of course
Keats and Chapman, two absurd punsters.
8.59 Continental travel Information


Read By: Jim Norton
Unknown: Flann O'Brien
Unknown: Cruiskeen Lawn.
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker



Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; Away with our
.fears (BBC HB 147); Psalm
143; Acts 2, vv 1-13 (AV); Come down (BBC HB 149)

: Summer Briers

A look forward to summer with Richard Briers who presents fantastic facts and heures mixed with seasonal, songs and classic comedy sketches.


Unknown: Richard Briers
Written By: Alan Hamilton
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The Snow Shall Be Their Winding Sheet

Written and compiled by GERALD ROBERTS
Narrator Alexander John In 1838 the proud British Army of the Indus invaded Afghanistan to 'counteract the progress of Russian influence' in that country. Three years later a desperate remnant of that army began a retreat through the icy passes which became a massacre. It was 'the most complete and disastrous overthrow that our army ever suffered in India'. PATRICK BARR, JOHN BOTT, BRIAN CARROLL, SAM DASTOR, DENYS HAWTHORNE, BETTY HUNTLEY-WRIGHT, ANTHONY HYDE, GODFREY KENTON, GORDON REID, DINO SHAFEEK, RENU SETNA, MARC ZUBER
Directed by JOHN CARDY
(Repeated: Sat 10.15 pm)


Narrator: Gerald Roberts
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Brian Carroll
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton.
Unknown: Don Reid
Unknown: Dino Shafeek
Unknown: Renu Setna
Unknown: Marc Zuber
Directed By: John Cardy

: Brain of Britain 1980

(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news: long-wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
This Way for the 17th Century: GILL PYRAH visits a museum designed to bring history alive. The Apes of ROB BAYLY talks to ape-keeper SERGEANT HOLMES.
A Hebridean Voice: FIN-
LAY J. MACDONALD takes time to talk about time. Spirit of Place -3: Italy Words and music compiled by SHIRLEY DU BOULAY
Nothing Missing But the Samovar and other Stories by PENELOPE LAVELY abridged by BA MASON
Read by Joyce Burch and , Richard Heffer 1: Servants Talk about People: Gentlefolk Discuss Things Editor WYN KNOWLES


Unknown: J. MacDonald
Unknown: Shirley du Boulay
Stories By: Penelope Lavely
Abridged By: Ba Mason
Read By: Joyce Burch
Read By: Richard Heffer
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: The Shaw Festival: The Doctor's Dilemma

A tragedy by Bernard Shaw
with Derek Godfrey, Sarah Badel, Gary Bond and Stephen Murray

The dilemma, is whose life should a doctor save - that of a caddish, amoral artist who is in love with the same woman that he himself loves, or the life of a thoroughly good but very ordinary man? The play is set in 1903 and is also concerned with the ethics of private medicine.


Author: Bernard Shaw
Director: John Tydeman
Emmy: Margot Boyd
Redpenny: Tim Brierley
Sir Ridgeon: Derek Godfrey
Leo Schutzmacher: John Gabriel
Sir Patrick Cullen: Cyril Luckmam
Cutler Walpole: Hugh Manning
Bloomfield Bonington: Stephen Murray
Dr Blenkinsop: Robert Trotter
Jennifer Dubedat: Sarah Badel
Louis Dubedat: Gary Bond
Minnie Tinwell: Frances Jeater
Newspaperman: Peter Wickham

: Short Story: The Birthday Guest

by B.F. O'Doherty
Read by Garard Green


Author: B.F. O'Doherty
Reader: Garard Green

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather programme news' .


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: The 27 Year Itch

starring Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick
6: Home and Abroad with TAMMY USTINOV and STEVEN PACEY


Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Tammy Ustinov
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer DAVID PATERSON.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: David Paterson.

: Songs of the Auvergne

Bailèro and other folk .Songs arranged by Cante-loube and sung by Victoria de los Angeles gramophone records

: The Monday Play

The Bracelet by GILLY FRASER
Frankie is an aggressive painter who derives her inspiration from the harsh reality of the city:
She becomes aware of voices in the room, in which she paints - voices that belong to people who lived over 100 years ago. Their lives become dramatically entwined.
Music composed and conducted by ILONA SEKACZ
Directed by KAY PATRICK
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Gilly Fraser
Conducted By: Ilona Sekacz
Piano: Claire van Kampen
Guitar: Ray Bussell
Bass: Lisle Harper
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Frankle and Alice: Maureen O'Brien
Chrissie and Francesca: Carole Hayman
Dan and Daniel: Martin Jarvis

: Is There Life After 50?

John Morgan - looks back at School days; games and growing up.
(First broadcast R Wales)


Unknown: John Morgan
Producer: Teleri Bevan

: Kaleidoscope

Charlton Heston
Journalists often say to me " Yon play these larger-than-life parts." And I say "They're not larger than life, they're larger than you and me. Michaelangelo, El Cid and Mark Anthony were all real men they really did these things, and I find
Charlton Heston talks to
Sheridan Morley.
Sheridan's Films: page 19


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: El Cid
Unknown: Mark Anthony
Talks: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Producer: Wayne Drew

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lost Domain (6)

: Trinder's Hall of Fame

Tommy Trinder talks to Barry Took about stars of a few years ago including CLAUPE DAMPIER , FLANAGAN AND ABLEN, GEORGE FORMBY , EDDIE GRAY , WiLL HAY, CLAUDE HULBERT , VIC OLIVER , GILLIE POTTER , TED RAY , NELLIE WALLACE Producer
EDWARD TAYLOR long wave only from 11.30


Talks: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Claupe Dampier
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Eddie Gray
Unknown: Claude Hulbert
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Gillie Potter
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Nellie Wallace Producer
Unknown: Edward Taylor

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only . followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast: Inshore forecast

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